Tariq Nabi Bhat

Srinagar, Feb 29,: Over 40% of referrals from rural hospitals to Kashmir’s premier maternity specialty Lalla Ded Hospital turn out ingenuine. These unauthentic referrals overburden Srinagar’s LD Hospital.

Medical Superintendent LD Hospital Dr Muzaffar Jan said that the Secretary Health and Medical Education recently sought data about ingenuine referrals and the same was provided to him.

“Secretary Health and Medical Education even sought the names of those doctors who unnecessarily referred the patients with labor pain to LD Hospital. Hopefully, action will be initiated against those doctors and that will be a deterrent for other doctors in the future,” Dr Jan.

In response to a question, the Medical Superintendent LD Hospital said that they treat even those patients who are being referred on flimsy grounds as they can’t send back patients who arrive in the hospital from Uri, Kupwara, and Anantnag.

He said for the past couple of years, LD Hospital has witnessed thousands of referrals and most of them were unauthentic referrals. “This surge in referrals mostly ingenuine has placed an immense burden on the healthcare facilities in our hospital,” Dr Muzaffar Jan said. Maternity care in Kashmir Valley heavily relies on Lalla Ded Hospital, and the increasing number of referrals is straining its resources.


Shaharbeen News Service Kashmir is a news service which covers, gathers, writes, and distributes news to newspapers, periodicals, radio and television broadcasters, government agencies, and other users. We at SNS Kashmir believe in fair and independent journalism to inform our masses or subscribers and readers about the happenings around the world. The prime focus of the news gathering and reporting is focused on Jammu and Kashmir state.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.